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Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled April 15, 2018

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In lieu of my recent hospital stay and the fact that I’m feeling quite under the weather, gaming for today is off. Since Tammy is still on her vacation, this is a good thing.

And the weather is not cooperating, either. So no gaming today.

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A Stay in the Hospital April 14, 2018

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For those who may have noticed, I did not game yesterday (Friday) evening.

The reason for this is that I spent much of Friday night and all of Saturday morning in the hospital.

I started feeling pretty bad on Friday (the 13th!) with very bad lower abdominal pain and bleeding down below. That’s when I decided that I’d get myself over to the Ottawa General Hospital. Took a cab over. I got to the hospital around 9:25 pm. Managed to get through triage relatively quickly and was feeling pretty meh. Couldn’t sit in a chair properly, so found an empty seating area (relatively speaking) and stretched out as best I could.

Several hours later, I was admitted into the Observation wing, and after hooking me up to an IV and taking blood samples and some other tests including my favourite (the DRE) NOT!, I was told that it might be diverticulitis and was scheduled to have an abdominal CT scan. They hooked me up with a saline solution to hydrate me, since I wasn’t allowed any water (chips) or food, and also gave me a shot or three of Delaudid for the pain. The nurse who was keeping an eye on me took a photo around 1:10 a.m..

All I remember at the time of the picture taking is that I was seriously uncomfortable from the pain, and really tired. Couldn’t sleep, ’cause I couldn’t lie on the bed for long periods of time because of the back and shoulder issues.

I had the abdominal CT scan around 7:20 am today. They injected a dye that made me warm all over, but the CT scan lasted all of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and then I was left on the bed for the trip back over to Observation for 25 minutes. It was very cold in the hallway.

Anyway, the good news is that I don’t have diverticulitis or any form of cancer down there. Not going to go into any detail about what’s happening with my bowels and the like, but a treatment has been prescribed, and now I just deal.

Got home around 11:50 a.m. this morning. Hunger warred with a desire for sleep, and food won out. Then went to bed and slept for several hours.

I’m hurting all over, and the bruising and pain where I had the IV and then the bloodwork done on the other hand is pretty bad. Can’t use either hand really well, but have managed to type this. The abdominal pain is still pretty bad, too. 😦

Taking it easy the rest of today. Have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled April 13, 2018

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Gaming for tonight is off.

I’ve been having a good degree of lower abdominal pain on my left side, and other stuff is going on as well down below.

Kathy and the others understood my need for not gaming tonight, but she also told me that a couple of the Friday nighters aren’t all that well at the moment (colds?), so it was a good thing we’re not gaming this evening.

In the meantime, just going to try and take it easy for the rest of the day. Hope the problem goes away on its own.

NCS Tests Today April 5, 2018

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Promises to be a long day today.

I’ll be heading over to the Ottawa General hospital in a few hours to the neurology department to have some Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) tests done. Heard all kinds of bad things about these tests. Really not looking forward to this at all.

Good Friday Morning March 30, 2018

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It’s Good Friday. The start of the Easter weekend for most folks.

I woke up this morning feeling somewhat under the weather, not really sick, but very tired and hurting pretty badly in the shoulder and back area. Nothing new there. Tossed and turned somewhat last night.

The weather is overcast with some rain, but is in the plus degrees Celsius, so that’s a positive. I’m still recovering from the shopping session that I did a couple of days ago, so I’ll see how I feel the rest of the day.

Gaming for this evening with the Friday night crew is off, as most of them are dealing one way or another with Easter weekend stuff. Hope that I’ll get back to doing some playing through and testing of the material for one of the games that I’ll be running at CanGames the third week of May.

In the meantime, a quiet Friday (I hope).

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming March 21, 2018

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It’s Wednesday night, the third Wednesday once again, this time in March.

And that means it’s time for gaming with my Wednesday night gaming group.

After the day out at the doctor’s and taking care of other matters, I’m hurting pretty badly today but have taken it relatively easy. While the Wednesday gamers were eager to take on The Dark Eye RPG campaign again, they understand that I need to get in some gaming of the systems I’ll be running at CanGames 2018, and are willing to play(test) material for me.

Of the three game systems that I’ll be running at CanGames, they’re most interested in playing some Torg Eternity, so that’s what I’ll be running this evening with them. Have a couple of scenarios that I’ve been sort of playtesting with the Friday and Sunday groups, so will run one of these on the players this evening.

Looking forward to the game tonight.

Have a good evening, folks.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 18, 2018

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Sunday morning.

The weather in Ottawa has gotten colder the last couple of days, well, actually more seasonal than anything else. 🙂 This hasn’t helped the aches and (largely) pains I’ve been suffering from, but what can you do? *sigh*

Meanwhile, the Sunday gaming group will be getting together to play this afternoon, and I’m rather quite pleased. The distraction will do me good, and I really do like gaming, roleplaying in particular. 🙂 We’ll be playing a session of the Torg Eternity RPG this afternoon, as I still need more practice with the game before I run the sessions I’m scheduled to do at CanGames 2018.

I’m actually running the scenario on a wing and a prayer, but have a rough draft for it that I think will work for a Living Land adventure fir conventions and the like, and it’ll be useful for game campaigns as well. Looking forward to gaming today.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 16, 2018

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It’s Friday night. Hoooray! 🙂

Getting ready for another evening of gaming with the Friday night gaming group. While I’m feeling somewhat under the weather (bit of a cough and I think I’m losing my voice), the Friday gamers want to play this evening. I’m going to be doing some more playtesting of the games that I’ll be running at CanGames 2018 this year.

I’m still coming to grips with some of the game mechanics for the system, so we’ll be doing another session of the Torg Eternity RPG again this evening. It’s not really playtesting, since I’m not running through the scenario(s) that I’ll be running at the convention in just over two months (eek!), so much as getting a feel for the game system and the mechanics that this new version of the game has slightly tweaked. In any event, I’m quite looking forward to it. 🙂

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 11, 2018

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It’s Sunday morning. Another Daylight Savings Time part of the year again.

I’m very tired. Not enough sleep, tossed and turned all night. To make matters worse, I’m suffering from vertigo this morning and have a terrible case of the dizzies. Blah.

Hopefully I’ll be feeling better after I shower, as I’ll be gaming with the Sunday group this afternoon. Tammy and SteveR have agreed that they’ll play some Torg Eternity RPG this afternoon so that I can get some practice in running the game before I run the adventure at CanGames 2018.

I figure that I’ll run an idea that I have for an adventure in the Living Land for the players today, and will hopefully manage to play through the game in a couple of sessions. Quite looking forward to it.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

DST Begins Today March 11, 2018

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It’s Sunday morning.

Daylight Savings Time began at 2:00 am this morning.

So I hope everyone remembered to turn their clocks forward an hour. And lose an hour’s sleep last night.

I feel very tired this morning, and this hits me the same way every year. Sleep deprived. Ughh!